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Yellen ends speech on inflation abruptly

Fed chief received medical attention for feeling dehydrated, says spokeswoman

MS YELLEN: Nearing the end of her speech, she began to slow and then lost her place in reading her notes.

Amherst, Massachusetts

FEDERAL Reserve chair Janet Yellen received medical attention on Thursday after coughing, pausing and struggling to finish a speech in which she said the US central bank was on track to raise interest rates this year for the first time in nearly a decade.